How To Change Back to Hotmail from Outlook

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Please note that, as of 2013, all Hotmail accounts have been migrated to This article is here purely for informative purposes.

If you are a Hotmail, Live, or MSN account user who is not so thrilled by the new Outlook experience, you can revert to your old inbox settings in just a few simple steps. This tutorial will show you how.

Switch from Outlook to Hotmail

Click the Settings icon (represented by a gear icon) in the top-right corner, and select Switch Back to Hotmail.

You will be given the option to send feedback to the site. Once you select your option, you will be redirected to the old Windows Live experience.

Simply click Hotmail in the upper toolbar to view your inbox. - Never show flagged messages at the top of the inbox
Hotmail - Enable the Sent Messages confirmation feature